BASILICA DEL SANTO NIÑO
Cebu City, Philippines
Tel. No. 032 255-6697
December 7, 2012 (Friday)
From our hotel, CROWN REGENCY HOTEL & TOWERS, we rode a jeepney (I apologize, I didn’t get the code number) at the other side of the street. You can actually ask anyone for instructions and they will help you the best way they can. It’s safe and Cebuanos are approachable. The guy calling for passengers guide us to a specific jeepney and we safely sat near the driver so it will be easy to ask him for questions.
We only paid P7.50/head ($0.18/head) on a 20-minute ride. I was shocked that it’s not that far from our hotel and I was happy we didn’t get any Tour Offers from our Hotel. We walked 5 minutes and headed first to BASILICA DEL SANTO NIÑO.
I didn’t have much photos inside the church, I only have two. But upon entering, I was transported back in gradeschool days like reading a textbooks about Magellan, Lapu-Lapu, The Battle of Mactan, and Christianity. It was enlightnening by just entering the vicinity and seeing the old paintings that was like the ones I’ve read when I was studying.
Interiors of the Church
There was no entrance paid. It was solemn. I am not a spiritual person but I had enjoyed every moment here.
There were many devotees and tourists around the area on a Friday afternoon.
Here are the images of the vicinity of the Basilica.
This was just infront of the Basilica
Decided to light candles for my late father and my late grandmother.
You may visit the museum for more history of Christianity in the Philippines and Cebu. It was close when we got there at noon time.